Snow Mexican Surender Monkey
- Feb 18, 2007
- Montreal, Qc, Canada
- FoRS, Japanese touring triple
I know the feeling. I came here at age 29 for a four week rotation while in medical school, and I promptly applied for its residency programs (and luckily got one) as a result: I've lived in BC ever since and barring a move to another country, I'm not going anywhere else. Having said that, there are plenty of great, lesser known areas across the country that are beautiful and wonderful. It's just that BC has the highest concentration of them.After living 42 years in Quebec, and spending less than 2 weeks in BC, sadly, I agree
Please do. I'll happily help any way I can.I know people from my previous travels dotted throughout the country, and of course there are the usual touristy things that need to be done...
But I shall definitely consult the FG hive mind when it comes time to start planning seriously.
We'll make it happen.You are my kind of tourist: eat and drink local stuff!
Also, I wanted to visit Japan before, but I had NO IDEA it was this diverse and beautiful. Damn you!
And yes, I fervently believe "when in Rome...", so eating as the locals do (or as near as such) is important.
Meticulous, deliberate, and often mesmerizing.Wow.
The Japanese have a way of making simple things in an exquisite way.
Yeah, sorry about that. It's just easier to write this out on my iPad, but all the photos are on the phone, so they get spliced in afterwards.You sneaky bastard, adding pictures after writing and confusing the hell out of me. :lol:
Uh, what? :lol:
I didn't see any fountain pens while there, but I admit I wasn't looking. Are they costly? Shame I didn't have a chance to ask this before I left. Got you a postcard, though.Also, that "Line Friends" store has special edition Lamy Safaris. My kid (who is already a fountain pen collector) is absolutely nuts about getting them:
Yes you do. Come hungry.Ramen Museum. I need to visit that.
To be fair, those were limited editions that came out a few years ago for around USD60 ( the regular one is around USD25). Since they became collectible, eBay has those for USD100-150, so yeah,a bit pricey even at the time, but it's nice of you to even consider it.I didn't see any fountain pens while there, but I admit I wasn't looking. Are they costly? Shame I didn't have a chance to ask this before I left. Got you a postcard, though.
Yes you do. Come hungry.